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Astronomy holidays in NSW

Your guide to star gazing in Sydney and NSW

Australia Telescope Compact Array, Narrabri

New South Wales is an ideal place to explore astronomy, with a number of destinations perfect for amateur and professional astronomers, or those just curious about the night sky and our place in the Universe.

Ninety percent of Australia's astronomy infrastructure is currently housed in NSW, with major installations including the Siding Spring Observatory just outside Coonabarabran and the CSIRO Radio Telescope in Parkes-aka "The Dish".

Discover these major attractions, and other locations perfect for star gazing. 

 

The best places for star gazing
in NSW

Sliding Springs ObservatoryCentral West

Visit the famous Siding Spring Observatory and The Dish in Parkes...

The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains NSWBlue Mountains

Clear skies close to Sydney...

A comet flies past the DishOther NSW attractions

Goulburn, Armidale, Narrabri, Wollongong, Hunter...

Grand High Tops WarrumbunglesFamily astronomy holidays 

Where to take your junior astronomers...

Sydney Observatory monthly night sky guideThis month's night sky guide 

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